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High School Physical Sciences

Morehead educators have carefully studied the North Carolina Essential Standards. Our educators have also reviewed all of our programming to identify the best correlations between our shows and your curriculum. Based on this review, we are pleased to make the following recommendations.

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Best Choice Fulldome Planetarium Show

All of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center’s planetarium shows are now presented in stunning high-definition fulldome digital video in the GlaxoSmithKline Fulldome Theater. If you see only one fulldome planetarium show during your visit, we recommend seeing the “best choice” show. The “best choice” show most closely aligns with your curriculum objectives.

Black Holes : Journey into the Unknown NC Essential Standards

Actor Geoffrey Rush narrates this mind-bending fulldome digital journey into the realm of black holes – mysterious, invisible objects that confound our common-sense understanding of the universe. Witness what would happen if you traveled too close to one and see how a black hole is able to warp the very fabric of space and time. No longer the stuff of science fiction, the discovery of the black hole has been a triumph of modern science, an incredible journey from imagination to reality. Produced by Melbourne Planetarium, Scienceworks Museum and Museum Victoria. Pairs well with the Science LIVE! program Phenomenal Physics.

Additional Great Fulldome Planetarium Show Choices

The following show is also appropriate for your grade level and complements the “best choice” show.

Carolina Skies: Middle and High School NC Essential Standards

Explore the mysteries of the heavens, including seasonal bright stars, constellations, planets, the Moon and the Milky Way in this live, presenter-led fulldome digital night sky tour. Students will experience how the motions of Earth and the celestial bodies change what we see in the sky. The new fulldome digital system can also “transport” students off Earth to investigate the Solar System and beyond.

Dynamic Earth NC Essential Standards

Ride on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a hurricane, swim alongside sharks and whales and fly into a volcano! Explore the inner workings of Earth's climate system, following a trail of energy that flows from our Sun. Produced by Spitz Creative Media in association with the National Center of Supercomputing Applications, Thomas Lucas Productions, Denver Museum of Nature & Science and NASA Earth Science.

Science LIVE! Programs

Morehead educators present Science LIVE! on the Science Stage and, with advance notice, will tailor presentations to match your group’s grade level and curriculum.

Phenomenal Physics NC Essential Standards

Dramatic demonstrations and interactive experiments play a starring role as we discover the physics of our everyday world. How can a glass of water be turned upside down without the water falling out? Can the human body be used to make an electrical circuit? Audience participation is encouraged as we experiment with forces, motion and electromagnetism. A field trip favorite!

Magnificent Matter NC Essential Standards

Can a liquid be ripped in half? How are fireworks of differing colors made? Strange things can happen in this live presentation as we heat, cool, stretch and mix certain materials and chemicals to discover their properties. You’ve got to see it to believe it. Audience participation is encouraged.

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